Although the Scirocco you can buy now in Europe is based off the previous-gen Golf, this same VW source claimed that it was never engineered for the US, which likely means it doesn’t meet safety standards. However, the fourth-generation Scirocco will debut sometime in 2015. In a past report, VW design boss Walter de Silva indicated
that he didn’t "want to repeat the body style of the current Scirocco." In other words, the next Scirocco may not be a three-door hatch. But whatever the final design turns out to be, it’s sounding more and more likely that the Scirocco will return to the US after a nearly 30 year absence. Hat tip to Jason L.